Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health & Well-Being


Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

World Children's Relief and Volunteer Organization

WCR 2002 Prescott AZ USA N

World Chiropractic Alliance

WCA 1989 Chandler AZ USA N

World Christian Doctors Network

WCDN F

World Clinical Laser Institute

WCLI Irvine CA USA N j

World Coalition for Trauma Care

WCTC 2012 C y

World Cocoa Foundation

WCF 2000 Washington DC USA G f

World College of Aesthetic and Antiageing Medicine

WOCAAM 2006 Paris France G

World Community Chaplains

1978 West Hills CA USA N

World Concern International

1955 Seattle WA USA F

World Confederation for Existential Therapy

2016 J

World Confederation for Physical Therapy

WCPT 1951 London UK B

World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

WCCBT 2019 C y

World Conference of Therapeutic Communities

Katrineholm Sweden S c

World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation

WCBCF 1995 Winnipeg MB Canada N f

World Conference on Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition

2010 S c

World Conference on Tobacco or Health

WCTOH Paris France S c

World Conference on Urine Therapy

S c

World Congress of Acupuncture

S c

World Congress of Chiropractic Students

WCCS 1980 Toronto ON Canada C cy

World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

London UK S c

World Congress on Cancers of the Skin

WCCS 1983 S c

World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility

COGI Tel Aviv Israel S c

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth

WCFLCR S c

World Congress on Hydrogen Sulfide in Biology and Medicine

S c

World Congress on Leishmaniosis

WORLDLEISH S c

World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications

WCPD S c

World Congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

WCRPL 2016 S c

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

WCGTC 1975 Bowling Green KY USA C y

World Council for Psychotherapy

WCP 1995 Vienna Austria B

World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions and Cultures

WCOE Boulder CO USA F

World Council of Enterostomal Therapists

WCET 1975 Washington DC USA C v

World Council on City Data

WCCD Toronto ON Canada J

World Deaf Golf Federation

WDGF Mitcham VIC Australia C

World Deaf Squash Inc

WDSI 2003 E

World Disability Union

WDU 2011 Istanbul Turkey J y

World Doctors Orchestra

WDO 2008 Berlin Germany F

World Emergency Relief

WER 1985 San Dimas CA USA G

World ENABLED

WE 2003 Berkeley CA USA G

World Endometriosis Research Foundation

WERF 2006 London UK G f

World Endometriosis Society

WES 1998 Vancouver BC Canada C

World Ethnosport Society

2012 Riga Latvia C

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Paraguay D t

World Family Organization

WFO 1947 Parana Brazil B

World Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

WFHSS 1999 Lucerne Switzerland F y

World Federation for Incontinence and Pelvic Problems

WFIPP 2005 Bari Italy D

World Federation for Medical Education

WFME 1972 Ferney-Voltaire France C y

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

WFNR 1996 North Shields UK C

World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

WFTOD 2007 New York NY USA E

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

WFUMB 1969 London UK C y

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